New York's Legal Landmarks: A Guide to Legal Edifices, Institutions, Lore, History, and Curiosities on the City's Streets

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Attorney Street Editions, 2014 - Courthouses - 239 pages
I thoroughly enjoyed Bob Pigott's wonderful book, although it did make me a bit concerned that when we sent him to court on the Attorney General's business, he was more focused on the facades of the courthouses than the substance of the cases!
-Eliot Spitzer, former New York Governor and New York Attorney General

New York's Legal Landmarks takes you on a tour of Gotham through the eyes of a history-loving New York City lawyer. You'll visit courthouses past and present that were sites of sensational trials (both actual and in film), locations that figured in the nation's constitutional history, law firms where great Americans practiced law and the homes, schools and final resting places of Supreme Court Justices. Whether you want to stroll down the Lower East Side's Attorney Street or re-open the cold case of Judge Crater's disappearance, New York's Legal Landmarks is the guidebook for you.

This volume is a joy for anyone even the least bit interested in New York's legal culture and landmarks. . . . The book belongs on your shelf and in your lap.
-Albert M. Rosenblatt, former Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals and President of The Historical Society of the New York Courts

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About the author (2014)

Robert Pigott has been practicing law in New York City for over 25 years, and, though he began walking at an unremarkable age, has been exploring its streets for over 50 years. A specialist in nonprofit law, he has worked in private practice and the New York Attorney General's Charities Bureau, and he is now the general counsel of a 100-year-old New York City nonprofit organization. He went to elementary and junior high schools in Queens, to high school on East 15th Street and to law school on West 116th Street. He lives in Manhattan, one block from where he was born, with his wife and two children.

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